May Has Arrived! Which of These 60 Players Should Win a Spring Game Ball?
The Jersey Sports Zone team has scoured the state nominating the top players and performances from the diamond. Cast your vote now for our fifth edition of Game Balls of the 2019 spring sports season! We have ten nominees from baseball and softball in North, Central and South Jersey. Our polls stay open through Tuesday at 3:00 pm. The winners of our polls will receive a JSZ Game Ball at a mid-week practice or game. Coaches, players, and fans can nominate a player for a JSZ Game Ball by emailing us by Saturday night: North Jersey- Jay Cook (Jay@JerseySportsZone.com) South Jersey – Mike Frankel (MikeFrankel@JerseySportsZone.com) Central Jersey- Rich Chrampanis (Rich@JerseySportsZone.com) South Jersey Game Balls (Presented by NJM Insurance) Take Our Poll Take Our Poll North Jersey Game Balls Take Our Poll Take Our Poll Central Jersey Game Balls Take Our Poll Take Our Poll
Watch Thursday 2.7 JSZ Hoops Highlights
We’ve got plenty of Thursday night basketball action! JSZ has highlights from Camden’s upset win over Paul VI, Seton Hall Prep and St. Peter’s Prep battling it out at the Dan Finn Classic and Phillipsburg eeking out a close win over Franklin. Stay tuned throughout the night for all the highlights! Camden 51 Paul VI 43 Camden picked up its third straight win with a 51-43 upset victory over No. 11 in the current NJ Top 20, Paul VI. The Panthers snapped PVI’s eight game streak thanks to some tough defensive play from bigs Lance Ware and TaQuan Woodley. Ware finished with 14 points and 7 rebounds while Woodley had 9 points and 12 rebounds. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the highlights: Seton Hall Prep 49 St. Peter’s Prep 40 Ashton Miller was the spark plug Seton Hall Prep needed to capture its seventh consecutive win. Miller scored a game-high 20 points and grabbed game MVP honors to push the Pirates to a 14-6 record on the year. St. Peter’s Prep was led by freshman phenom Mark Armstrong, who scored a team-high 17 points for the Marauders. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the highlights from the opening night of the Dan Finn Classic in Bayonne: Phillipsburg 47 Franklin 46 Richard Manigault scored 21 points and Phillipsburg survived a late surge from the Warriors to hang on for a quality road victory in the Skylands Conference. The Stateliners had a 34-23 lead at the end of three quarters before Franklin stormed back in the 4th thanks to full court pressure. Franklin would come back to tie the game at 42, but Phillipsburg scored five straight points to take the lead. The Warriors would get a chance to win the game at the buzzer, but Tracy Brown’s three pointer was just off the mark. Watch the highlights from an exciting final moments: Thanks to the Garnet Booster Club for supporting JSZ’s coverage of Phillipsburg High all year long!
Buzzer Beaters, big stats headline JSZ Game Ball Nominees on Super Sunday
It’s time to honor great performances from New Jersey high school basketball with our JSZ Game Balls. We have polls for North, Central and South Jersey in both boys and girls categories. The polls are open now through Tuesday at 3:00 pm. We look forward to handing out 6 JSZ Game Balls every week and we’ll stop by mid-week practices or games to make a presentation. NJM Insurance South Jersey Game Ball Nominees Take Our Poll Take Our Poll Jersey Sports Zone is able to honor South Jersey athletes every week thanks to the support of NJM Insurance! JSZ North Jersey Game Ball Nominees Take Our Poll Take Our Poll JSZ Central Jersey Game Ball Nominees Take Our Poll Take Our Poll Coaches and fans – if you have a player that is worthy of nominating contact firstname.lastname@example.org by Saturday evening. Thanks to everyone who made a nomination this week!
Watch Saturday 2.2 JSZ Hoops Highlights
Conference tournaments are right around the corner! JSZ has Saturday hoops from around the state including the Roselle Catholic boys and girls squads in action, CBA and RBC battle for the Founders Cup and a tight matchup between Paul VI and Trenton Catholic. Roselle Catholic 56 St. Mary’s (Eliz.) 51 – Boys Basketball Roselle Catholic went on a clutch 9-0 in the final minutes against St. Mary’s (Eliz.) to secure yet another hard-fought win this season. The Lions were paced by Kahlil Whitney (23 points) and Cliff Omoruyi (10 points), but it was Josh Pierre-Louis who helped lead Roselle Catholic after being taken out of the game earlier with back and wrist injuries. JSZ’s Jay Cook has all the highlights from the Tom Richel Memorial HoopFest: Paul VI 81 Trenton Catholic 77 – Boys Basketball No. 15 in the current NJ Top 20, Paul VI picked up their eighth consecutive win with an 81-77 victory over Trenton Catholic. Despite the Iron Mike’s having an eight game win streak coming in PVI was able to hold off TCA and Bulter University commit Khalif Battle. With a two point lead in the closing seconds Hantrel Haye came up with a game ending block against Battle. Haye finished the day with 24 points. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the highlights: Sponsor! Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Trenton Catholic is made possible by Princeton Orthopaedic Associates! CBA 61 RBC 39 – Boys Basketball The Colts got 20 points from Stephen Braunstein and a 17 point 11 rebound effort from Josh Cohen to retain the Founders Cup for a third straight year. CBA busted open a one point lead at the end of one quarter to a 26-16 halftime advantage and poured it on in the second half to improve to 16-3 on the season. JSZ has the highlights from Lincroft: Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Red Bank Catholic is made possible by Playa Bowls of Red Bank Roselle Catholic 48 Notre Dame 41 – Girls Basketball The Roselle Catholic Girls Basketball team defeated Notre Dame on Saturday morning, improving their overall record to 10-6 for the season. Jenissa Encarnacion scored the game-high 18 points for the Lions. Taniya Hanner scored the second highest number of points with 17. JSZ’s Madison Bess has the full highlights from Roselle: Sponsor! Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Notre Dame is made possible by Princeton Orthopaedic Associates!
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Jersey Sports Zone is thrilled to bring you exciting Saturday matchups from across the Garden State. We’ve got seven games of action from around the state including: Christian Brothers vs. Gill St. Bernard’s, Middletown North vs. Rumson- Fair Haven Ranney vs. Bergen Catholic and more! Ranney 56 Bergen Catholic 55 – Hoop Group Boardwalk Showcase Bryan Antoine and Scottie Lewis combined to score 43 points in Ranney’s nail-biting, last-second win Saturday night against Bergen Catholic. Ranney freshman Elijah Perkins also provided a much-needed spark in the second half to put the Panthers in a position to win. Bergen Catholic’s Matt Zona led the Crusaders in scoring with 16 points. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the highlights from Lincroft: Sponsor Shoutout! Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of all Bergen Catholic athletics is brought to you by Equinox Fitness Clubs. Notre Dame 55 Mater Dei Prep 53 Notre picked up their third win in a row thanks to a 55-53 overtime victory over Mater Dei Prep. The Irish trailed after the first quarter but were able to take the lead all the way untill the final minute of the fourth quarter when Mater Dei tied the game to go to overtime. After a free throw tied the game with three seconds remaining it looked as though we would go to double OT, but instead Justin Yu scored the final basket to secure a thrilling win for Notre Dame. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the highlights: Sponsor! Thank you to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring our Notre Dame coverage! Rumson-Fair Haven 64 Middletown North 63 (OT) – Hoop Group Boardwalk Showcase Jackson McCarthy scored the final five points of the game and grabbed a rebound that drew a foul with one second left that resulted in the game winning free throw as RFH railled from 6 points down in OT in a thriller. Freshman Geoff Schroeder had 25 of his career-high 30 points in the second half and overtime and Ian O’Connor scored his 1000th career point on the way to 17 points. Rob Higgins led Middletown North with 26 points. JSZ has all the twists and turns from a thriller in Lincroft! Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Rumson-Fair Haven is brought to you by Gold Coast Cadilliac. Thanks for their support – they are the reason we can bring you thrilling games like RFH and Middletown North! Gill St. Bernard’s 55 CBA 47 – Hoop Group Boardwalk Showcase Paul Mulcahy had 20 points, 8 rebounds and 8 assists as the Blue Knights moved to 11-1 on the season. Zach Martini added 14 points and 8 rebounds in the win while freshman Ryan Mabrey paced the Colts with 14 points and senior Josh Cohen added 11 points and 13 rebounds. JSZ has the highlights and post-game reaction from Brookdale Community College: Red Bank Catholic 59 Middletown South 43 – Hoop Group Boardwalk Showcase Red Bank Catholic’s Kevin Bauman dropped a season-high 15 points along with 12 rebounds to pace the Caseys to their ninth-straight win this season. Bauman took home game MVP honors and also got help from Charlie Gordinier (13 points) and MJ Wright (11 points). JSZ’s Jay Cook has all the highlights from Lincroft: Double Sponsor Shoutout! Jersey Sports Zone is driven by our loyal sponsors. Let’s give a huge shoutout to Playa Bowls of Red Bank (RBC) and Monmouth Building Center (Middletown South) for sponsoring our coverage of this game! Elizabeth 71 Pleasantville 57 – Shoot Down Cancer Classic Jordan Price and DJ Watkins score 26 points each to get the Minutemen to 10-0 on the season. SNJ Today’s Mike Frankel has the highlights from the Shoot Down Cancer Classic at St. Augustine Prep: Paul VI 59 Haddonfield 52 – Shoot Down Cancer Classic Wisler Sanon led three Paul VI players in double digits with 20 to hand Haddonfield its first loss of the season. SNJ Today’s Mike Frankel has the highlights from South Jersey: Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Haddonfield is brought to you by NJM Insurance
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Ridgewood 6 Bridgewater-Raritan 5 | North Group 4 Boys Lacrosse Quarterfinals No. 4 Bridgewater hosted the No. 5 Ridgewood in today’s North Group 4 Quarterfinal. A back and forth battle ultimately resulted in the Maroons pulling off a one goal victory. Jack Barclay and Will Mollihan both contributed two goals for Ridgewood, leading their team to the Group 4 Semifinals next week where they will face the No. 1 seed, Hunterdon Central. Check out highlights now: Rumson-Fair Haven 17 Lacey 11 – South Jersey Group 2 Quarterfinals The Bulldogs scored six straight goals to break an 8-8 tie in the third quarter to advance to the South Jersey Group 2 semifinals. Jack Whitelaw led eight different Bulldog scorers with 5 goals and an assist. RFH will host Wall on Wednesday with a spot in the sectional finals on the line. JSZ has highlights of RFH’s second-half outburst on a rainy Saturday afternoon: Jersey Sports Zone thanks ServPro of Eatontown-Long Branch for sponsoring our Rumson-Fair Haven High School coverage! CBA 16 Paul VI 4 – Non-Public “A” First Round Luke Valentino and Michael Carroll had hat tricks as the Colts scored 8 goals in the first on the way to a convincing win at Middletown South High School’s turf field. The Colts move on to the quarterfinals where they will face Saint Peter’s Prep at home. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the highlights: (1) Summit 16 (9) West Windsor- Plainsboro North 1 – North 2 Group 3 Quarterfinals Being a defending state champion isn’t easy, but Summit sure makes it seem that way. Following a recent Union County Tournament Final win the no. 1 seeded Hilltoppers continued their quest on returning to the North 2 Group 3 Championship with a 16-1 victory over ninth seed West Windsor- Plainsboro North. Summit’s patience and ability to move the ball made them unstoppable in the first half as they took an 11-1 lead at the break. Katia Carnevale who had five goals was the driving force that allowed the Hilltoppers to keep that pressing tempo all game. The number one seeded team and tournament favorite will head to the semifinals on 5/22 to face fifth seed Roxbury. Watch the highlights now: Sponsors! Thank you to Equinox Fitness Clubs for sponsoring all of our Summit coverage on JSZ! Thank you to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring our year- round coverage of West Windsor- Plainsboro North!
Paul VI’s Emily MacGibeny wins Nery’s South Jersey Game Ball
In just her sophomore year Paul VI’s Emily MacGibeny is already one of South Jersey’s players to watch. With a .481 batting average that includes 4 home runs and 3 triples she is on track to have 100 hits by the end of her high school career. In PVI’s game against Sterling Emily went 5-5 with 2 triples and a double to take home our South Jersey Game Ball. Watch her exciting ceremony now: Take Our Poll Each week Nery Rodriguez will nominate 10 players from the South Jersey area, the winner will receive a Jersey Sports Zone game ball on camera at practice as part of their ceremony! Voting closes at 3 p.m. Tuesday so cast your vote below: Did we miss someone? Email Nery: email@example.com
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Princeton 5 Notre Dame 4 -OT One of the most anticipated match ups from the Colonial Valley Conference this season did not disappoint as the third meeting between Princeton and Notre Dame came all the way down to the wire yet again. With one win away from advancing to the Mercer County Tournament Final Notre Dame got ahead early thanks to Ben Killian who scored a hat trick in the second period to put the Irish ahead 4-2 entering the third. However, The Little Tigers had some playmakers of their own as Aidan Trainor also had himself a hat trick including his third period goal that tied the game and eventually sent it to overtime. It was then Rocco Salvato’s time to shine as he scored the game winning goal in the opening minutes of OT to send Princeton to the MCT Final. Watch the highlights and Salvato’s postgame reaction now: Sponsor Shoutout! Thank you to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring our Princeton and Notre Dame coverage on JSZ! Hun 6 Paul VI 1 Defending Mercer County Tournament Champion and number one seed the Hun School of Princeton reasserted their dominance Tuesday night as they took down fifth seed Paul VI 6-1. Matthew Argentina was the difference maker for the Raiders as he had 2 goals and 2 assists. Hun will take on second seed Princeton in a must see MCT Final on 2/16. Watch the highlights now: Sponsor Shoutout! Thank you to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring our Hun School coverage on JSZ!
Paul VI blanks Hopewell Valley to advance to MCT Semifinal
Paul VI 5 Hopewell Valley 0 Mercer County Tournament Quarterfinal Paul VI who leads the Colonial Valley Conference Valley Division entered Wednesday’s Mercer County Tournament quarterfinal matchup with Hopewell Valley ready to advance to the next round. The Eagles got ahead early and led 2-0 at the end of the first. Bailey Guetens added two goals (3:32) and (13:04) to help take down the Bulldogs 5-0. PVI will advance to the semifinals of the Mercer County Tournament on Feb. 13 to take on top seeded the Hun School. Watch the highlights now:
Vote now for South Jersey Boys and Girls Game Ball 1/14 – 1/20
Jersey Sports Zone is excited to present our weekly game ball for the top performers in both boys and girls basketball. Each week you choose from our 2 surveys on who you think had the best performance in the south Jersey area. Our polls open on Sunday and votes will be collected until we will close our voting at 3 p.m. on Tuesday. The winner for each week will receive a JSZ game ball hand delivered by Nery Rodriguez which will be presented on camera at practice. Vote now! Take Our Poll Take Our Poll Check out Last Week’s Winners Below! Do you think we missed someone from south Jersey? Contact Nery Rodriguez now: firstname.lastname@example.org
Vote now for South Jersey girls and boys basketball weekly game ball
Jersey Sports Zone is excited to present our weekly game ball for the top performers in both boys and girls basketball. Each week you choose from our 2 surveys on who you think had the best performance in the south Jersey area. Our polls open on Sunday and votes will be collected until we will close our voting at 3 p.m. on Tuesday. The winner for each week will receive a JSZ game ball hand delivered by Nery Rodriguez which will be presented on camera at practice. Vote now! Take Our Poll Take Our Poll Do you think we missed someone from south Jersey? Contact Nery Rodriguez now: email@example.com
Watch Paul VI 27 Notre Dame 21 highlights
Paul VI 27 Notre Dame 21- week 4 Welcome to Jersey Sports Zone! After three years on the Jersey Shore, we’ve expanded our coverage to every part of the Garden State. We are excited to bring you high definition highlights and features of high school sports all year long.
Watch JSZ’s Friday Week 4 Highlights Show
A double-overtime thriller, a state championship rematch, big hits and another batch of tremendous highlights. Jersey Sports Zone has it all with 13 games of action in our Friday Week 4 Highlights Show: Click above to watch highlights from the following games: Saint Peter’s Prep 23 Paramus Catholic 14: Jayson + Justin Ademilola combine for 5 sacks Brick Memorial 22 Sayreville 21 (2OT) – Blaine Netterman game winning 2 point conversion in double OT Paul VI 27 Notre Dame 21 – Jamir Garland 15 carries, 165 yards Saint John Vianney 42 Brick Township 0 – Josiah Walker 12 carries, 125 yards, 2 TD’s – LB Johnny Buchanan commits to Delaware Red Bank Catholic 49 Colonia 12 – Zack Bair 4 TD’s including 100-yard kickoff return Point Pleasant Boro 13 Monmouth Regional 3 – James Fara and Brandon Cipriano TD runs Long Branch 21 Wall 14 – Jermaine Corbett 128 yards rushing, 2 TD’s Raritan 28 Donovan Catholic 9 – PJ Buccine 2 TD runs, James Vanmeerbeke 2 TD passes Linden 42 Elizabeth 21 – BJ George 306 yards rushing, 4 TD’s Ridge 49 Plainfield 14 – Dave Stieglitz 130 yards of total offense, 2 TD’s Allentown 55 Hopewell Valley 31 – Dan Merkel 373 passing yards, 5 TD passes – Sadik Queen 4 TD catches Vineland 60 Cumberland 6 – Nihym Anderson 5 TD’s, 2 sacks and fumble recovery Pleasantville 29 Schalick 16 – Sahmir Jones – 13 carries, 179 yards, 2 TD’s Missed our Thursday Highlights Show? Check out 8 games to get our Week 4 coverage started including a big performance by the Rumson-Fair Haven defense, an offensive outburst by Manalapan and the Phillipsburg Stateliners reaching 4-0 Jersey Sports Zone’s High School Football Coverage Jersey Sports Zone is excited to cover the entire state of New Jersey with our high definition highlights and features. We will post full highlight shows with Friday and Saturday high school football action. Don’t forget you can download our App for free from the App Store or Google Play and get all of our videos right on your smartphone. On Sunday, we will nominate the top plays captured by our cameras for the JSZ Football Play of the Week and we’ll honor top performers with nominations for our Game Balls. We ask you to cast your vote from Sunday morning through Tuesday afternoon. Our Play of the Week winners will be honored at our statewide football banquet in December. Our Game Ball winners will have JSZ cameras come to practice mid-week to hand out a pigskin in front of the entire team. Coming up on Friday we are scheduled to show 13 games of action including: Paramus Catholic at Saint Peter’s Prep, Brick Township at Saint John Vianney, Elizabeth at Linden, Brick Memorial at Sayreville Coaches: Send your Game Ball nominees by Saturday night to be considered: firstname.lastname@example.org (Shore), email@example.com (WJFL), firstname.lastname@example.org (Mid State 38), email@example.com (GMC and Big North) Welcome to Jersey Sports Zone! After three years on the Jersey Shore, we’ve expanded our coverage to every part of the Garden State. We are excited to bring you high definition highlights and features of high school sports all year long.
Lady Lancers top Paul VI 7-1 for win 24
Watch highlights and post-game reaction of St. John Vianney’s 7-1 softball win over Paul VI St. John Vianney used a 5 run fourth inning to cruise to a 7-1 win over Paul VI in the Non-Public “A” South semifinals. Ashley Ventura scattered six hits and struck out five to pick up the win. St. John Vianney got on the board in the first with a Michelle King RBI single to left. The Lancers busted the game open in the fourth thanks to an RBI double by Katie Baron and a screaming liner to left that cleared the fence for Jessica Carlucci, her two run homer made it a 7-0 game. Paul VI got its lone run in the top of the seventh inning. Top seeded St. John Vianney will take on #6 seed Immaculata on Tuesday at 4pm at Brick Memorial High School in the Non-Public “A” finals. Immaculata upset #2 seed Notre Dame 2-0.